World Rotaract Week, 9th-15th March, commemorates the 1968 chartering of the first club in North Carolina, USA. During the week, Rotaract clubs and sponsor Rotary clubs can work together on a service project. Together they encourage nearby Rotary clubs to sponsor a new Rotaract club. It is also an opportunity to attend each other’s meetings.
Rotarians and Rotaractors serve in countless ways, they focus their efforts in six key areas to maximise our impact. These encompass some of the world’s most critical humanitarian needs and provide an opportunity for Rotary members to transform the world.
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.
- Disease prevention and treatment.
- Water and sanitation.
- Maternal and child health.
- Basic education and literacy.
- Economic and community development.
So if you dont currently sponsor a Roteract Club now is a great time to start one. Hold an open event. Invite organisation like Scouts Guides, Young Farmers and youth groups.
At the meeting show the Rotary Areas of Focus then look at your community and decide on a project, by working together you will make friends and partners that may lead to a group forming a Rotaract club.
Yet another great example of “Rotary Connects the World”